AFTER 20 YEARS IN ROMANIA, LUKOIL ANNOUNCES INVESTMENTS OF MORE THAN 30 MILLION DOLLARS IN PETROTEL
Petrotel LUKOIL announces new investments in their refinery in Ploiesti, over 30 million dollars by 2020, for improving environmental footprint. USD 7 million are earmarked for the modernization of the coking plant and nearly USD 26 million for the construction of a new sulfur recovery complex, which will lead to zero sulfur oxides emissions.
TRANSELECTRICA IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES FOR SEVEN SENIOR POSITIONS
In the last two days, Transelectrica posted 12 recruitment announcements on its website. Seven of these are key positions for which those interested can submit CVs by January 31, 2018.
ROPEPCA: ROYALTIES FOR NATURAL GAS ARE PAID ON THE PRODUCTION VALUE, NOT ON THE REF PRICE COMMUNICATED BY ANRM
The Romanian Association of Petroleum Exploration and Production Companies (ROPEPCA) clarifies how are calculated the oil royalties in the context of public debate raised by PNL Senator Daniel-Cătălin Zamfir. He wrote in a Facebook posting that Prime Minister Mihai Tudose, now resigning, stopped the publication of an ANRM order by which the method of calculating the royalty for natural gas would had been changed.
MARIANA GHEORGHE LEAVES THE CEO POSITION IN OMV PETROM, REPLACED BY CHRISTINA VERCHERE
Mariana Gheorghe dropped out office as OMV Petrom Chairman and CEO. She will be replaced by Christina Verchere, no later than May 21, 2018, until April 16, 2019, when Mariana Gheorghe’s term was to end.
CE OLTENIA PLANS INVESTMENTS OF 665 MLN. LEI IN 2018
The Energy Complex Oltenia, one of the largest energy producers in the country, has planned investments of 665 million lei this year, the largest amount invested in the last three years by the company, stated the general manager of Sorin Boza. “Of the total amount of 665 million lei, the largest part will be allocated for the capital repair of Group 5 in Rovinari, but also for environmental investments, and 160 million lei will be invested in surface mining”, Boza said, for News.ro.
ENERGY GROUP ENGIE ROMANIA BUYS 262 VEHICLES FROM FRENCH CAR MAKER
French energy group Engie’s Romanian subsidiary bought 262 vehicles from Renault Commercial Roumanie, the local sales division of French car maker Renault.
COMPETITION COUNCIL INVESTIGATES POSSIBLE FRAUDULENT TENDERS AT TRANSELECTRICA, AFTER THE COMPANY’S NOTICE
The Competition Council launched an investigation concerning the possible fraudulent public tenders organized by the National Company of Electricity Transelectrica for the attribution of works of maintenance, modernization and refurbishment of Electrical Transport Grid, show the institution.
BIONENERGY IS THE MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE (OPINION BY ILIAS PAPAGEORGIADIS)
At present, in Romania, we send to the landfill 97% of our waste and this costs us environmental problems, competitiveness, it undermines the recycling business and many other sectors that have to do with waste. Also, by throwing our waste, we have to use other resources for heating. We have the waste that undermines our economy and creates many problems, and at the same time, waste saves money and it is the solution for many other problems that Romania faces. To make use of waste, we need bioenergy. There are numerous reasons why Romania needs bioenergy, and it looks like it fits perfectly, like bionenergy is the missing piece of the puzzle so as to allow the economy to grow faster into the right direction.
MANDATE EXTENSION FOR HIDROELECTRICA’S SUPERVISORY BOARD
The Ministry of Energy and Fondul Proprietatea are proposing for Hidroelectrica’s Supervisory Board, to a large extent, the current provisional members of the Board, whose mandate expires on January 18, 2018, according to company documents.
THE NIS DIRECTIVE TRANSPOSITION WILL OFFER US A MORE ACCURATE IMAGE ON THE VULNERABILITIES IN THE NATIONAL CYBERSPACE
The convergence of the information systems with the operating systems in the field of industry, including with the energy field, is increasingly manifest. The future will reinforce such trend, and, at the same time, the related risks grow higher. The recent cyber-attacks have expanded the degree of awareness not only at the level of the companies administrating critical infrastructures, but also at state and supra-state level. An evidence for this is given by the European Directives requiring related actions of prevention and the setup of some institutional tools such as the National Computer Security Incident Response Center – CERT-RO. We found out from Mircea Grigoraș, Deputy General Manager with CERT-RO, about the obligations incumbent upon the companies operating in the energy field in the near future.